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ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the cold as they picked up pieces of their homes Tuesday.
The death toll from the violent weather rose to four Tuesday morning after heavy rain hit Greenup County in Kentucky overnight, sparking a flood watch. Water rescue crews were called in about 8 a.m. Tuesday to aid two people, and at least one of them died, Kentucky State Police Trooper Bobby King said. He said crews were still trying to rescue the second person.
It wasn't clear exactly how many twisters skipped across the region but the National Weather Service tweeted more than 240 tornado wa